1 May

I just returned from my two week work travels. The first stop was Miami and the second was Austin. The results are in and I have to say that Austin wins hands down. Don’t get me wrong Miami was gorgeous, but Austin’s old time flair and hilarious locals won me over. Here are a few things I liked most about my adventures in Austin.

Electronic Signs:

Glitzy things that light up happen to be a weakness of mine so naturally I took to all the electronic signs. Unlike the tackiness of Vegas signs, the old-fashioned Austin signs were perfectly placed throughout the city.

Austin ATM:

If NYC had fun barn-styled ATM’s I might be  more excited to withdraw from my bank account.


County Style Pork Ribs, Chicken with lime rub, and creamy mac n’ cheese from Lamberts. There are no words to describe the deliciousness of this meal.


I now want to redecorate my apartment in leather. I was so obsessed with these Cowhide leather chairs at Lamberts restaurant that I spent half the dinner photographing them. Home decor is about the only thing that will tear me away from food.

Antique Stores:

We walked into a few on South Congress Ave. but my favorite was Uncommon Objects. It was like a museum of recycled artifacts with each room being a different theme. It is an Austin must-see.

Food Trucks:

If you know me at all, you know that I love food on the go. The rows of food trucks in Austin made my day.

I particularly liked the inventive names.


Entering Broken Spoke was like walking onto the set of Thelma and Louise. It is the only place where it is acceptable for sixty-year old cowboys to ask you to dance without it seeming pervy.

Maybe it was the cowboy manikin or maybe it was the bathroom walls plastered with magazine cut-outs of cowboys, but either way Broken Spoke was the best part of the entire trip.

Can’t wait to return to Austin again for that second dance I promised cowboy Tino.


4 Responses to “Austin”

  1. april25thdesign May 1, 2012 at 10:01 am #

    As a Texas gal, your posting was great about Austin!

  2. patinaandcompany May 1, 2012 at 2:25 pm #

    Loving the sense of character of Austin in your post. In Canada, we have a similar culture shock when we visit Calgary/Edmonton, where people go around wearing cowboy hats a civilian garb.

  3. Sasha May 3, 2012 at 11:54 pm #

    You’re so lucky you get to travel for work! And to such warm, funny places!
    p.s. if you’re into food trucks, have you heard of this event?
    this saturday @ the seaport. be there or…

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